Hearst Corporation Selects StackSafe™ Test Center for E-Mail Application Testing

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Diversified media company chooses StackSafe to support e-mail migration and ensure long-term reliability and stability

StackSafe, Inc., a provider of staging and testing solutions for IT operations teams, announced today that Hearst Corporation has chosen StackSafe™ Test Center to facilitate the migration of its e-mail system to Microsoft Exchange 2007 to reduce project delivery schedules and improve stability.

"We are excited to put Test Center to work for a respected media company like Hearst Corporation," said Loren Burnett, President and CEO of StackSafe. "Implementing Test Center will provide Hearst with a cost-effective and easy solution for pre-production testing of changes and upgrades within its Microsoft Exchange environment."

Test Center combines easy import of customer e-mail environments, such as Microsoft Exchange, into a testing "sandbox" along with a suite of tests to facilitate pre-deployment of application upgrades, patches or other changes. With Test Center, users easily and efficiently conduct testing without disrupting live environments in order to improve availability and system stability. The groundbreaking product was awarded the 2008 ITIL Innovation of the Year award at the International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition.

"Hearst places a high value on continuous access to information," said Jim LoTruglio, Vice President of IT for Hearst Service Center. "Test Center improves our insight into how changes to our Microsoft Exchange environment will impact the availability of our business critical communications."

StackSafe Test Center squarely meets the pre-production testing needs of enterprises, regardless of their production environment. With support for physical and virtual infrastructure components, Test Center improves organizational testing capabilities to reduce instances of downtime. StackSafe is a Microsoft Partner Program member.

About Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation (http://www.hearst.com) is one of the nation's largest diversified media companies. Its major interests include ownership of 16 daily and 49 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Albany Times Union; as well as interests in an additional 43 daily and 72 non-daily newspapers owned by MediaNews Group, which include the Denver Post and Salt Lake Tribune; nearly 200 magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations through Hearst-Argyle Television (NYSE:HTV) which reach a combined 18% of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, History and ESPN; as well as business publishing, including a minority joint venture interest in Fitch Ratings; Internet businesses, television production, newspaper features distribution and real estate.

About StackSafe, Inc.
StackSafe provides software infrastructure testing solutions that enable IT Operations to significantly improve uptime and resiliency. StackSafe's flagship product, StackSafe™ Test Center, directly addresses the challenge of incomplete and ineffective IT Operations staging and testing of changes to multi-tiered software infrastructure stacks. With Test Center, StackSafe provides the first easy-to-use virtualized staging and testing solution that enables IT Operations to understand the business impact of changes--before they touch production systems. Test Center was awarded the 2008 ITIL Innovation of the Year award at the International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition. Based in Vienna, Virginia, StackSafe serves IT Operations teams across multiple vertical markets. For more information, visit http://www.stacksafe.com.

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